Skip to main content

Remember When Oct. 28, 2021

10 years ago (2011)
•City of Luverne Public Works Department employees this week have been preparing a large wall of a downtown building for a mural.
The mural will go on the west wall of 123 West Main St., greeting motorists as they drive east from Highway 75.
Sioux Falls sign painter and artist Gary Hartenhoff has been commissioned to paint a 16-by-80-foot series of panels that tells that story of Luverne in the form of postcards.
One of the scenes, for example, depicts author Fred Manfred having a conversation with photographer Jim Brandenburg at the Blue Mounds State Park. …
The $25,000 mural is funded by $15,000 from sponsors and $10,000 from a grant through the state Legacy Act.
25 years ago (1996)
•Hills-Beaver Creek athletes may have new, spacious locker rooms next year if bids come in affordable rates.
At their Monday night meeting, H-BC School Board members discussed the possibility of adding nearly 3,800 square feet to the high school for locker rooms.
The current locker rooms, located in the basement, are less than half that size — including showers.
50 years ago (1971)
•The second theft of calves from a Beaver Creek township farm this year was reported this week by Sheriff Ole Hommen.
The latest theft was discovered Oct. 14 by Gordon Helgeson who reported that 11 Holstein heifer calves had been stolen from the barn on the farm a mile and a half west of Beaver Creek the previous night. The calves had been in the barn when Helgeson was there doing chores the previous evening. The next morning, there was evidence that a truck had backed up to the west door of the barn and loaded them there. Entry to the barn yard was made through a gate. The gate was closed the next morning, and so was the barn door, according to Mrs. Helgeson.
Also stolen the same night was a portable air compressor and a portable heater.
75 years ago (1946)
•It isn’t often that the postal inspectors check a post office and hand out a rating of 100 per cent. But that was the honor given Postmaster Jerry Davis at Magnolia. And, in addition, he received a letter of commendation from the postal inspector.
100 years ago (1921)
•Under the provisions of her last will, now on file in probate court, Mrs. Lisa Gunderson, a pioneer settler of Martin township, who died Sunday bequeaths to Iver K. Moen, an old acquaintance, her quarter section farm adjoining the village of Hills, and all her livestock, farm implements and other personal property, subject to the fulfillment of seven other gifts, aggregating $5,010.
Mrs. Gunderson, who was 84 years old, was the widow of the late Andream Gunderson, who died in 1913, and the main beneficiary of her will, who is at present residing in Montana, was for a time following Mr. Gunderson’s death, employed by Mrs. Gunderson in operating her farm.
Of the seven other beneficiaries mentioned, Mrs. Gunderson gave her two sisters, Mrs. Maren Skjellrud, of Woodstock, and Mrs. Gunhild Myhre, of Bode, Ia., each $5.00; a brother, Hans Kindseth, of Nordre Land, Norway, $1,000; Orly Nash, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Nash, $500; Rev. C. J. Jorgensen, of Hills, $1,000; the Lutheran Board of Missions, of Minneapolis, $2,000; and Bethesda Homes,” of Willmar, $500.
In the will Mrs. Gunderson stipulates that Mr. Moen is to have the right to mortgage or sell the real estate or personal property as he sees fit, providing the other gifts are made, but relates that while she would like to have the horses and cattle kept on the place until they die, Mr. Moen considers it necessary to sell them, they are not to be disposed of in the neighborhood, but must be shipped to some livestock center.

You must log in to continue reading. Log in or subscribe today.